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Only Lovers Left Alive and Jim Jarmusch’s Aural Aesthetic

The common cliché is that all actors want to direct, and all directors want to act. But legendary indie director Jim Jarmusch doesn’t want to act –he wants to rock. For decades, Jarmusch’s uncompromisingly independent filmmaking philosophy has inspired generations of radicalized film students, but music seems to be the man’s true passion. He has […]

DOPE Digest Special Edition: 2014 Oscars Editors’ Picks

For film buffs, this Sunday is the Super Bowl. Sure, any movie freak worth his salt will tell you that Oscars aren’t everything. Even still, it’s undeniable that the Academy Awards ceremony, for all its problems and drawbacks, still commands significant pop-cultural prestige and significance. Yes, they mean nothing. But they also mean everything. Tweet

FILM REVIEW: The Wolf of Wall Street

I’ve always thought of finance as a form of alchemy. It involves the arcane manipulation of ancient symbology (i.e. “numbers”) in order to turn shit into gold, and sometimes back again. It is a mysterious Dark Art that some find intriguing and intoxicating, and others find it bewildering or disgusting. Finance is at best the […]

CHRISTMAS FILMS: a syvology roundtable discussion

With the holiday season in full effect this week, we wanted to take a moment to share our thoughts on everyone’s favorite seasonal genre: Christmas movies. White Christmas (1954) By Braden King In recent years, starting with the release of X-Men on DVD in 2000 and continuing with the parade of superhero movies that have followed, my […]

REVIEW: The Hobbit – The Desolation of Smaug

By Dan Binazeski A review containing a fairly high amount of passion and spoilers – you’ve been warned. I’d like to take the time to prove how much of an enthusiast I am for J.R.R. Tolkien’s works. But for the sake of time, I won’t bore you. If you’re reading this, I’ll just have to […]

DOPE Digest – Vol. 1: Spider-Man, Lana Del Rey, Wes Anderson…

So many wonderful things happen in pop culture each week, but only the best of the best make it into our weekly DOPE Digest. Syvology-approved goodness from wherever we find it. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Trailer BK: By now you’ve probably seen it, but it is definitely worth repeat viewing. The original Spider-Man movies with Sam Raimi […]

Wondering About Our New Wonder Woman

“In life women are strong. It should be the same on film.” -Gal Gadot Warner Bros. announced this week that Israeli model-turned-actor Gal Gadot is playing Diana Prince (Wonder Woman, that is!) in Zach Snyder’s upcoming Superman/Batman film. This is easily the biggest news we’ve heard regarding the project since the infamous casting of Ben Affleck as Bruce […]

Feminism and Male Inadequacy in the Films of Russ Meyer

  A dual biopic exploring the friendship between Roger Ebert and Russ Meyer is apparently in the works. Simpsons/SNL writer Christopher Cluess penned the script, which focuses on Meyer and Ebert’s formative collaboration on Fox’s big-budget fiasco Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970). Though it will be fun to see young Ebert in his humble side-burned glory, […]

GUEST COMMENTARY: Braden King – A Love Letter to the Cornetto Trilogy

Syvology is PROUD TO PRESENT a very special guest commentator for your intellectual enjoyment: BRADEN KING! My roommate and I were running late for the 8:30pm showing of The World’s End on Friday. Late by my standards at least. We took our seats at 8:23ish and didn’t miss the previews. We were, however, stuck in the second […]